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Digital Pathways Lead
at WhiteHat

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  • London
  • fulltime


WhiteHat is a tech start-up on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships. Having recently raised $16m Series A venture round led by Index Ventures, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, we are on a rapid growth trajectory and have tripled the team to over 120 people in the past year. We want to build an iconic company that becomes one of the great European businesses of our generation.

We offer apprenticeships that genuinely rival the learning experience at elite universities through a combination of 1:1 coaching, cutting-edge tech, outstanding delivery and partnerships with world-class content providers.

The Digital Pathways Lead is responsible for the growth and development of the digital pathways team, which includes the team leads and coaches for our Data, Digital Marketing and Software Engineering programmes. This person will need strong programme management skills as well as leadership and management experience to manage our rapidly scaling digital pathway of programmes and an interest and expertise in delivering when needed, and designing and developing curriculum.

Key responsibilities

  • Create a consistently high quality apprentice experience across our data, digital marketing and software engineering programmes from point of onboarding, through programme delivery, assessment, completion and beyond
  • Work with the Curriculum Team to build and develop programmes that are consistent with our principles of applied learning
  • Identify and collect the data that will enable us to iterate and inform delivery model development to ensure we take a data-driven approach to programme improvements, using feedback from coaches, apprentices and employers to ensure content remains relevant and high quality
  • Develop the strategic and operational strategy for our key digital pathway programmes, ensuring that there are clear priorities which will focus on apprentice progress, development and experience
  • Act as hiring manager for all the digital pathway coaches and work with internal recruitment team to develop ways to recruit and train coaches at scale.
  • Develop team and programme leaders from within your team to build a pipeline of talent to ensure coach team has capacity to meet growing demand
  • Provide management and guidance on coach observations to team leads, deliver training to team leads and drive consistently high quality delivery
  • Work with Sales and Programme Operations to support the development of new delivery approaches that work at scale and as we grow the business outside our current hub of greater London.
  • Work closely with the compliance, programme operations and curriculum leads to ensure processes are being followed correctly and that data required for funding and learning evidence is being properly collected and codified.


  • Experienced programme manager with experience of building, managing, delivery of and scaling training programmes
  • Prior experience of software engineering, data analysis and/or digital marketing and understanding of the other two disciplines is required for the role
  • Deep business and teaching expertise. You are able to build credibility with our coaches through the experience you can draw on working with business teachers, coaches and industry experience. You constantly draw on this experience to think about programme design and curriculum
  • Strong people manager with proven experience hiring at scale and managing rapidly expanding people organisations. Experience managing remote or distributed teams would be ideal. People leadership is a critical part of this role
  • Deep operational expertise. You have experience streamlining and scaling processes. You are an expert problem solver and enjoy finding solutions to complex challenges. And you do so with a smile on your face
  • Great hustle - we are a startup business with big ambitions, so we are looking for people who are excited to be part of the journey
  • Strong work ethic and a demonstrated ability to consistently exceed performance metrics
  • Inspirational leader who can motivate large teams
  • Results orientate with a data driven approach. You are comfortable using data to drive decision making and hold people accountable for results
  • Strong communication skills are essential in this role as our digital pathway programmes interact with all parts of the business and so you will need to work closely with other team leads to ensure there are no communication and coordination cracks


Our social mission is at the heart of our business, so if doing good is as important as building a commercial business to you, you will find WhiteHat incredibly rewarding.

We have eight core values which are central to everything we do:

  • We are all owners: we think about the impact of our actions on the team, the company and on our external perception
  • Good people win: we believe that respect flows both ways; we are approachable, warm and responsive
  • We put others first: we go above and beyond to create an exceptional service and experience for our users
  • We believe in social mobility: your background should never define your destination
  • We are changemakers: we are working to create impact at scale
  • Integrity is paramount: we put our apprentices’ success first
  • We are honest but kind: direct feedback delivered with kindness helps others realise their full potential
  • We are mission & results driven: we pursue excellence in everything we do and we energise and inspire others through the standards we set

As well as a competitive salary and generous bonus scheme, we also offer:

  • 27 days holiday a year + bank holidays
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Equity Options

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